Right of Way Information
When you have been notified of right-of-way controlling of trees and vegetation:
We understand that no one wants to lose their trees, but please be assured that right-of-way trimming is a necessary step WRVEC takes to ensure greater safety for workers and the public, and to ensure more reliable service for its members. Trees are one of the leading causes of unplanned service interruptions, including both sustained and momentary interruptions. A WRVEC representative will be available throughout the process when the trimmers are in your area to respond to any questions or concerns.
Missouri legislators passed revised statute 537.340 on August 28, 2009, allowing electric suppliers operating distribution lines the authority to maintain power line right-of-way by trimming, removing and controlling trees and other vegetation within 15 feet of either side of the centerline of electric lines, potentially energized at or below 34.5 kilovolts, will be removed per the statute. While the bill authorizes a 60 foot removal area, WRVEC chooses to restrain cutting whenever possible to 30 feet. The bill, Senate Bill No. 958, Section 537.240, can be read in its entirety here.
Current ROW projects:
The Wasola substation is being cut by Southern Construction. The area covers Wasola, Thornfield, Brixey, Rockbridge, Squires, Almartha, and Souder areas.
The Spokane substation is being cut by Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. The area covers the Spokane, Ponce De Leon, Highlandville, HH HWY , Chestnut Ridge, Saddlebrook, Windy City, and Abesville.
Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.
Utility Sales and Services Division